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Back in the day of WC the Wolverhampton and Preston crowd used to be very friendly with each other mostly congregating at the front of the dance floor and sat on the edge of the stage, just wondered how many of the old Preston crowd still get out and about , I know a few have gone on to the great soul venue in the sky.

remember , Wes , Daffy , Eddie ,Tex , Gaz Kellett amongst others from up that way.

Also any one remember Vicky Brown from Wolves havnt seen her in years cheers Jenko

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The real reason they were called the Preston cybermen was that all of us had massive pupils just like the cybermen. It was Gaz kellett who first used the phrase at

Nothing to do with dancing,cybermen because they all came from the same planet and it wasnt this one

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Back in the day of WC the Wolverhampton and Preston crowd used to be very friendly with each other mostly congregating at the front of the dance floor and sat on the edge of the stage, just wondered how many of the old Preston crowd still get out and about , I know a few have gone on to the great soul venue in the sky.

remember , Wes , Daffy , Eddie ,Tex , Gaz Kellett amongst others from up that way.

Also any one remember Vicky Brown from Wolves havnt seen her in years cheers Jenko

Known at Stafford as 'The Preston Cybermen' something to do with there slow almost robotic dance style. There week in, week out. Sadly Gaz has had a rough life since then, Stan came to my wedding a couple of years ago, top guys one and all.

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remember , Wes , Daffy , Eddie ,Tex , Gaz Kellett amongst others from up that way.

Also any one remember Vicky Brown from Wolves havnt seen her in years cheers Jenko

Vicky Brown! :thumbsup: I was so in love with her. She was Gorgeous!. I used to go into Wolves on occasion for the Friday night, stay at Steve Henshaws house and then on to WC on the Saturday. But Vicky Brown! Ding Feckin' Dong.

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Robots ....who you calling robots:)))

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Cybermen do the 100 club. 20 years ago! Back row L:R - Larry, Teff, Colin, Billy, Bruce, ?. Front Row L:R - Click, me, Stan, ? Gaz and Butch!

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Robots ....who you calling robots:)))

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Cybermen do the 100 club. 20 years ago! Back row L:R - Larry, Teff, Colin, Billy, Bruce, ?. Front Row L:R - Click, me, Stan, ? Gaz and Butch!

Nothing to do with dancing,cybermen because they all came from the same planet and it wasnt this one :thumbsup:

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Nothing to do with dancing,cybermen because they all came from the same planet and it wasnt this one :thumbsup:

And the planet was called: Smith Kline and French ;-)) or SK and ended in F

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Robots ....who you calling robots:)))

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Cybermen do the 100 club. 20 years ago! Back row L:R - Larry, Teff, Colin, Billy, Bruce, ?. Front Row L:R - Click, me, Stan, ? Gaz and Butch!

Pete Lawson had a similar photo in his first magazine :thumbsup:

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Back in the day of WC the Wolverhampton and Preston crowd used to be very friendly with each other mostly congregating at the front of the dance floor and sat on the edge of the stage, just wondered how many of the old Preston crowd still get out and about , I know a few have gone on to the great soul venue in the sky.

remember , Wes , Daffy , Eddie ,Tex , Gaz Kellett amongst others from up that way.

Also any one remember Vicky Brown from Wolves havnt seen her in years cheers Jenko

Are they the same as the Preston street dancers,used to take air horns and stuff into clifton hall.

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Pete Lawson had a similar photo in his first magazine :thumbup:

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Hiya Joan, Yeah - the Gospel according to DG... I did the artwork for the mag - vol 1 and 2... shame really, I lost my copies. I made the big eyes out of tipex on a print... Pete loved it! (I prefer your version tho :thumbup:

Funny thing, last year I found a cardboard box full of letters that Pete wrote to me over the years, reading them now give a 'snapshot' back to what was going on his life at the time... incredibly funny and yet sad at the same time.

Re the photo outside the 100 club, It took us 13 hours to travel from London back to Preston after that niter... what a carry on ;-)

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Are they the same as the Preston street dancers,used to take air horns and stuff into clifton hall.

I was gonna ask the same question, Ken.

The 'Preston Street Dancers' were legendary, in the Clifton Hall days.

Used to really liven up the place - even during my last hour! :thumbup:

What happened to them? Where are they now?

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Are they the same as the Preston street dancers,used to take air horns and stuff into clifton hall.

No Ken - the street dancers were younger, better looking, fitter, preferred modern stuff and far more energetic - we were a bit like robots in Levi's with big bulging eyes and a love for all things pre 1970 ;-)

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Hiya Joan, Yeah - the Gospel according to DG... I did the artwork for the mag - vol 1 and 2... shame really, I lost my copies. I made the big eyes out of tipex on a print... Pete loved it! (I prefer your version tho :thumbup:

Funny thing, last year I found a cardboard box full of letters that Pete wrote to me over the years, reading them now give a 'snapshot' back to what was going on his life at the time... incredibly funny and yet sad at the same time.

Re the photo outside the 100 club, It took us 13 hours to travel from London back to Preston after that niter... what a carry on ;-)

S

I re-did the photo because I was toying with the idea of re-doing all the mags with colour record scans etc.

I actually did do it with his last mag. Looks good actually.

I still have all my letters from him also... some are completely certifiable... and yet others are just so sweet they make you want to cry. Especially the ones he sent just before he died.

Pete was such a complicated man... and yet he wasn't.

You know what I mean.

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And the planet was called: Smith Kline and French ;-)) or SK and ended in F

pmsl :thumbup: ......that planet seems to be largely intact :thumbup:

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I was gonna ask the same question, Ken.

The 'Preston Street Dancers' were legendary, in the Clifton Hall days.

Used to really liven up the place - even during my last hour! :thumbup:

What happened to them? Where are they now?

Sean

Still see one of em' around,big black fella wears shiney cool and luke sunglasses everywhere allways gives me a nod last seen seen at Middleton,had to stop em' getting in the Clifton hall fire exit once dozens of em.

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No Ken - the street dancers were younger, better looking, fitter, preferred modern stuff and far more energetic - we were a bit like robots in Levi's with big bulging eyes and a love for all things pre 1970 ;-)

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Yeh your right !! never ever seen none of the above dancing ever :thumbup:

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Robots ....who you calling robots:)))

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Cybermen do the 100 club. 20 years ago! Back row L:R - Larry, Teff, Colin, Billy, Bruce, ?. Front Row L:R - Click, me, Stan, ? Gaz and Butch!

Great picture Stuart, any chance I can get a copy.

As you will remember I spent many a weekend of that time down in your area, was a regular boarder in one of the guys houses, really miss those days.

Always been a bone of contention for me Colin sneaked in there when I had introduced him to you lot! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Great picture Stuart, any chance I can get a copy.

As you will remember I spent many a weekend of that time down in your area, was a regular boarder in one of the guys houses, really miss those days.

Always been a bone of contention for me Colin sneaked in there when I had introduced him to you lot! :thumbup::D

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I can remember a small lad called mark, very popular with the ladies think because he was a bit well ya know.... a lady :lol: , lived Fulwood area.

Also Angela Mullarkey, went to her house in Fulwood a few times :) , almost sure we married and had kids :lol: wonder if she,s still alive :lol:

I used to get the train from N. Wales to Preston, meet up with a big crowd in a pub right near the station and mark & Angela and we all caught the last train down to Wigan.

Most other names escape me now !!!

Ian.

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No Ken - the street dancers were younger, better looking, fitter, preferred modern stuff and far more energetic - we were a bit like robots in Levi's with big bulging eyes and a love for all things pre 1970 ;-)

A brill bunch of scallies, I remember Bruce the turtle most of all. Have an old tape somewhere where one of them is heard to say 2 get ya gear down ya throats and get on the feccin floor. Where are they today esp bruce!

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A brill bunch of scallies, I remember Bruce the turtle most of all. Have an old tape somewhere where one of them is heard to say 2 get ya gear down ya throats and get on the feccin floor. Where are they today esp bruce!

Yes can remember Bruce & Martin from Preston, anyone hear from them or know where they are now?

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Back in the day of WC the Wolverhampton and Preston crowd used to be very friendly with each other mostly congregating at the front of the dance floor and sat on the edge of the stage, just wondered how many of the old Preston crowd still get out and about , I know a few have gone on to the great soul venue in the sky.

remember , Wes , Daffy , Eddie ,Tex , Gaz Kellett amongst others from up that way.

Also any one remember Vicky Brown from Wolves havnt seen her in years cheers Jenko

Cant believe it bumped into Vicky Brown yesterday in the Asda she even said hi , why o why did the wife have to be with me , shes just as stunning as ever found myself just staring , sad i know but she was the cutest lass on Gethros coach up to the Casino when I was a lad , you cant take away memories... someone must be in contact with her tell her all about soul source haha

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Robots ....who you calling robots:)))

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Cybermen do the 100 club. 20 years ago! Back row L:R - Larry, Teff, Colin, Billy, Bruce, ?. Front Row L:R - Click, me, Stan, ? Gaz and Butch!

Well well well...you learn summat new every day...I didn't know that Bruce was a Cyberman...until today...heard all about them tho as they are legendary :lol:biggrin.gif

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Always a full contingent up for Allanton/ Shotts...Bruce brought a cabbage for a pal once. Even the cabbage was encouraged to dance, on the middle of the floor it was. :lol:

Great bunch, massive into 60s newies.

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The Preston Street Dancers were involved on the Boogie scene (as it is now) as well as the nighter scene, I haven't seen any of 'em for years.

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Known at Stafford as 'The Preston Cybermen' something to do with there slow almost robotic dance style. There week in, week out. Sadly Gaz has had a rough life since then, Stan came to my wedding a couple of years ago, top guys one and all.

Seen Gaz down at Deepdale a few times this season, he's been back at work for a couple of years now as far as i know and looking well. Noticed a pic of him on YouTube at The 100 club with a cardboard box on his head, i'd heard about it but never seen it, marvellous stuff. :rolleyes:

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Always a full contingent up for Allanton/ Shotts...Bruce brought a cabbage for a pal once. Even the cabbage was encouraged to dance, on the middle of the floor it was. laugh.gif

Great bunch, massive into 60s newies.

well somethings never change bruce is still cabbaged but alive .still on a chemical holiday he went on a mission on the rave scene for 15 years but never forgot his roots in northern can be seen cabbaged minus his pal the famous shotts cabbage who was sadly boiled and eaten the monday after shotts

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Moved to Preston in 89 , with work, trying to sort myself out after a 5 " heavy " years doing the scene in scotland ,

The words frying pan into the fire , spring to mind , Blackburn at it's height / CESC still going and I got sacked 6 months later , happy days !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Seen Gaz down at Deepdale a few times this season, he's been back at work for a couple of years now as far as i know and looking well. Noticed a pic of him on YouTube at The 100 club with a cardboard box on his head, i'd heard about it but never seen it, marvellous stuff. :(

I was with him that night, we were all boxed ;-)

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Seen Gaz down at Deepdale a few times this season, he's been back at work for a couple of years now as far as i know and looking well. Noticed a pic of him on YouTube at The 100 club with a cardboard box on his head, i'd heard about it but never seen it, marvellous stuff. :(

Great News. Brilliant Lad.

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Yes can remember Bruce & Martin from Preston, anyone hear from them or know where they are now?

Ang if its the same bruce i`m thinking of, he lives up near us, we see him quite often around and about, still as mad as ever :thumbsup:laugh.gif:D

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Ang if its the same bruce i`m thinking of, he lives up near us, we see him quite often around and about, still as mad as ever laugh.gif:D:D

Yes I believe so Harry......I was asking after his well being and also Docker's too on the Shots Allnighter thread.

Geordiebri on here still see's Bruce, now living in Newcastle.

Hope that helps.

Regards,

Nick. :thumbsup: .

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Anyone know my mate Paul Harvey?

From Preston originally. Then lived in London. Lives in Nottingham now.

Little ginger fecker - 46 year old. We call him Chicken George.

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Yes I believe so Harry......I was asking after his well being and also Docker's too on the Shots Allnighter thread.

Geordiebri on here still see's Bruce, now living in Newcastle.

Hope that helps.

Regards,

Nick. :lol: .

Thats the guy nick, and he`s still as mad as fook, had him n his missus back at ours for a party with his mate NOAH, what a laugh we had nice guy bruce :lol:

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Thats the guy nick, and he`s still as mad as fook, had him n his missus back at ours for a party with his mate NOAH, what a laugh we had nice guy bruce :)

Harry Bruces wife Leslie is a memeber on here, she just recently joined.

chris :yes:

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Back in the day of WC the Wolverhampton and Preston crowd used to be very friendly with each other mostly congregating at the front of the dance floor and sat on the edge of the stage, just wondered how many of the old Preston crowd still get out and about , I know a few have gone on to the great soul venue in the sky.

remember , Wes , Daffy , Eddie ,Tex , Gaz Kellett amongst others from up that way.

Also any one remember Vicky Brown from Wolves havnt seen her in years cheers Jenko

I remember Vicky Brown she went to High Arcal school in Sedgley,went to The Casino with her a few times myself along with Gill Large Sharon Coughlin Joy Keys Phil Richards Gary Morgan Steve Ward Micky Jones Frankie Garrett Bryan O'Connor and the rest of the gang ,i remember the Preston lot used to sit on the stage myself, remember those cold sunday mornings when we had to get a bus from Stafford due to the fact they were repairing the tracks happy days !

KTF

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I remember Vicky Brown she went to High Arcal school in Sedgley,went to The Casino with her a few times myself along with Gill Large Sharon Coughlin Joy Keys Phil Richards Gary Morgan Steve Ward Micky Jones Frankie Garrett Bryan O'Connor and the rest of the gang ,i remember the Preston lot used to sit on the stage myself, remember those cold sunday mornings when we had to get a bus from Stafford Station due to the fact they were repairing the train tracks happy days !

KTF

Lee

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Known at Stafford as 'The Preston Cybermen' something to do with there slow almost robotic dance style. There week in, week out. Sadly Gaz has had a rough life since then, Stan came to my wedding a couple of years ago, top guys one and all.

Nothing to do with dancing,cybermen because they all came from the same planet and it wasnt this one huh.gif

The real reason they were called the Preston cybermen was that all of us had massive pupils just like the cybermen.

It was Gaz kellett who first used the phrase at a top of the world event.

He always said to me that I wasn't a real Preston cyberman as I was born in Yorkshire and supported Leeds.

First time I remember seeing and talking to Gaz for the first time was on a sunday night at the roper hall in Preston (think he was 15 at the time). He had an army balaclava on wearing it back to front with 2 clothes pegs attached looking like antennas. Gaz came to my wedding in 1979 with a get wellsoon card and 2 fly swatters (a blue and pink one!)

Had many an eventful journey over the years with Gaz, (Casino Prestonions- Gordon, Wes(RIP, Joey etc.) Stan, Dave Molloy, Billy, Shentz etc and Pete Lawson (RIP).

Preston/Leyland and north west had a good crew in those days..................Happy Days

Louis

(Never allowed to be a cyberman! (according to Gaz) even though I lived in Preston from 5 years old to 24 years old and drove em all over the place !

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Hope you are keeping well Louis. We rarely bump into each other these days but like Derek says you have always a good funny tale to tell, you should post more.

Hope to see you soon

Chalky

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Hey up Louis

how's it going?

great to read about your memories.

You should post more - got any old photos you care to share?

onwards,

derek x

Ey up Derek

Do you really want me to post more memories or photo's?

Remember you are in some of them and I thought we agreed that what happened at Cleethorpes stays in Cleethorpes :yes: (i.e. that photo of you in bed ASLEEP surrounded by 7" vinyl when Willie T was on????).

Hope to be posting more as I've more time now due to retirement!

Hi Chalky

I'm sure our paths will cross sometime in the future..........don't know where don't know when.........but..............

Take care

Louis

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Ey up Derek

Do you really want me to post more memories or photo's?

Remember you are in some of them and I thought we agreed that what happened at Cleethorpes stays in Cleethorpes :yes: (i.e. that photo of you in bed ASLEEP surrounded by 7" vinyl when Willie T was on????).

Hope to be posting more as I've more time now due to retirement!

Hi Chalky

I'm sure our paths will cross sometime in the future..........don't know where don't know when.........but..............

Take care

Louis

You've retired... Wow I knew you were old, but not THAT old :D

You'll have to bob over and see me for tea and cake

xxxx

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You've retired... Wow I knew you were old, but not THAT old :D

You'll have to bob over and see me for tea and cake

xxxx

I was going to say semi retired, but I thought saying "semi" was too rude :yes:

Louis

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Ermmmmmmmmmmm not for our Kirsty. :D

Good to see you and Bernie last weekend. You should get out more with that beer towel...

Eh stories of Mr Kellet. We could have a whole forum on Gaz stories.

Penny

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Ermmmmmmmmmmm not for our Kirsty. :D

Good to see you and Bernie last weekend. You should get out more with that beer towel...

Eh stories of Mr Kellet. We could have a whole forum on Gaz stories.

Penny

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And where was you last night Mrs Raith? I had to fight Stuart off with a big stick... And I think I may be expecting his child after the goodbye cuddle we had xx

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Haha...I hope you looked after him :D

Will need to be the immaculate conception if you are :lol: I believe a good night was had by all. Gutted I missed it

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Vicky Brown! ohmy.gif I was so in love with her. She was Gorgeous!. I used to go into Wolves on occasion for the Friday night, stay at Steve Henshaws house and then on to WC on the Saturday. But Vicky Brown! Ding Feckin' Dong.

Paul

Steve Henshaw? Now there's a name from the past. He's in the states nowadays I think!!!!!!!

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